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COD Student COVID-19 Vaccination Compliance

Campus Update

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, masks will be optional on the COD main campus and centers. In limited situations, masks will continue to be required in certain instructional settings, such as labs. Faculty will communicate to affected students directly.
  • Vaccination verification and testing guidelines remain in place. Employees and students must submit proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing to gain access to campus.

College of DuPage is committed to keeping students, staff and faculty healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following policies and procedures have been put into place per the state of Illinois COVID-19 Executive Order No. 87 in order to keep our community healthy:

  1. Masks must be worn in indoor public settings.
  2. All higher education students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  3. Higher education students who are not fully vaccinated must be tested for COVID-19 weekly, at a minimum. Students who have received a medical or religious exemption for vaccination must still participate in weekly testing.

Proof of Vaccination or Weekly Testing

Students can be compliant with the executive order by either submitting proof of vaccination OR participating in free, weekly on-site COVID-19 testing in Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000.

Students who are not able to comply with the vaccination requirement and require an accommodation due to a medical and/or sincerely held religious belief will need to apply for a vaccine exemption.

Proof of vaccination or COVID-19 testing needs to be completed the week before your in-person classes start in order to be in compliance for the first week of in-person instruction. You will then need to continue to test weekly to stay in compliance.

A limited number of classes will be meeting in-person during the weeks of Jan. 24 and Jan. 31. All other scheduled in-person courses will begin remotely for the first two weeks of the semester and in-person instruction will begin on Monday, Feb. 7. 

Failure to Comply

College of DuPage wants you to be aware of your options so you are compliant with the executive order and so your learning is not disrupted this semester. Students who do not comply with the state of Illinois executive order will be subject to progressive discipline:

  • If you are not in compliance the first week of in-person courses and you attempt to attend your classes, you may be asked to leave.
  • If you are not in compliance by the end of the first week of your in-person courses, you will not be allowed to attend your classes the following week.
  • If you are not in compliance by the end of the second week of your in-person courses, you may be dropped from your classes.

College of DuPage will continue to monitor your weekly compliance during the semester. If you fail to be in compliance you will be subject to progressive discipline and a possible removal from your courses.

COVID-19 Exposure

If you are experiencing symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to campus. Let your instructor know you will be missing class and report this information to the Dean of Student Affairs office immediately. Report your status by filling out the Student Concern Form.

If you are exposed to COVID-19 while you are on campus, the Dean of Student Affairs Office will contact you. The Dean of Student Affairs Office will need to speak with you to give you valuable information and resources and keep you informed of next steps.

Contact the Center for Access and Accommodations if you are in need of an accommodation this semester based on COVID-19 impact and continue to check the COVID-19 website for updates and messages from College of DuPage President Dr. Brian Caputo.

For additional questions, contact the Dean of Students Office at (630) 942-2485 or email Include your name and student ID number in your message.